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South Dakota Business Colleges

18 Colleges
1,757 Yearly Graduations
$43,274 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$28,890 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

South Dakota ranked #49 in the nation for business degrees handed out in 2019. Around 1,757 students received some type of diploma that year. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in South Dakota is $10,818 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $11,960 a year.

An estimated 74% of college students in South Dakota take out loans, with the average loan amount being $7,222 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
385 Yearly Degrees
$9,332 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,475 undergraduates at USD, of which 4,899 are full-time, and there are 9,920 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at USD is 4.4 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

70% of USD students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,283 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,200 during the early-career years.

#2

South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
238 Yearly Degrees
$9,114 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,512 students at South Dakota State in total, 10,067 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,971 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at South Dakota State is 4.5 years.

Around 91% of students who apply get accepted. Around 47% of accepted students are men, and 53% are women.

Approximately 68% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,065 a year. South Dakota State has a 4.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,900 during the early-career years.

#3

Southeast Technical College

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
202 Yearly Degrees
$6,448 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,349 full-time undergraduates at Southeast Tech, and 2,380 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

Roughly 82% of students at Southeast Tech take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,621 a year. The student loan default rate of 9.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,200 during the early-career years.

#4

Lake Area Technical Institute

Watertown, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
179 Yearly Degrees
$5,514 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Lake Area Technical Institute is 2,228, which includes 1,507 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

86% of LATI students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,146 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $34,100 during the early-career years.

#5

University of Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
127 Yearly Degrees
$18,910 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,390 undergraduates at University of Sioux Falls, of which 1,206 are full-time, and there are 1,675 students altogether. For undergraduates at University of Sioux Falls, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 79% of students at University of Sioux Falls take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,008 a year. The student loan default rate of 4.5% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from University of Sioux Falls with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $36,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Northern State University

Aberdeen, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees
$8,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,008 undergraduates at NSU, of which 1,265 are full-time, and there are 3,427 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at NSU is 4.6 years.

Around 88% of students who apply get accepted. Around 48% of accepted students are men, and 52% are women.

Roughly 71% of students at NSU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,337 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from NSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Black Hills State University

Spearfish, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
101 Yearly Degrees
$9,009 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Black Hills State University is 3,858, of which 3,684 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,945 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at BHSU is 4.7 years.

Around 87% of students who apply get accepted. Around 37% of accepted students are men, and 63% are women.

Approximately 71% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,063 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from BHSU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Augustana University

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
94 Yearly Degrees
$33,960 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Augustana University is 2,113, of which 1,818 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,727 are full-time. It takes the average Augustana Sioux Falls undergraduate about 4.2 years to complete their degree.

About 68% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 64% of students at Augustana Sioux Falls take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $9,178 a year. Augustana Sioux Falls has a 0.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Augustana Sioux Falls is $37,700.

#9

Mitchell Technical College

Mitchell, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
58 Yearly Degrees
$6,944 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 848 full-time undergraduates at Mitchell Tech, and 1,162 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1.

67% of Mitchell Tech students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,666 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.6% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $37,000 during the early-career years.

#10

Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
56 Yearly Degrees
$9,536 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,268 students at Dakota State in total, 2,818 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,503 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Dakota State is 4.6 years.

About 84% of students who apply get accepted. Around 67% of accepted students are men, and 33% are women.

Roughly 74% of students at Dakota State take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,401 a year. Dakota State has a 7.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Dakota State is $33,300.

#11

Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
52 Yearly Degrees
$28,750 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Dakota Wesleyan University is 880, of which 747 students are undergraduates and of those, 630 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Dakota Wesleyan University is 4.4 years.

About 76% of students who apply get accepted. Around 56% of accepted students are men, and 44% are women.

88% of Dakota Wesleyan University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $8,503 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Dakota Wesleyan University is $35,000.

#12

Oglala Lakota College

Kyle, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
47 Yearly Degrees
$2,684 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,306 students at Oglala Lakota College in total, 1,280 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 706 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $15,600 during the early-career years.

#13

Western Dakota Technical Institute

Rapid City, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
35 Yearly Degrees
$8,254 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 603 full-time undergraduates at Western Dakota Tech, and 1,214 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

Roughly 66% of students at Western Dakota Tech take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,389 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Western Dakota Tech is $28,700.

#14

Mount Marty University

Yankton, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
33 Yearly Degrees
$28,126 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 867 undergraduates at Mount Marty, of which 522 are full-time, and there are 1,049 students altogether. It takes the average Mount Marty undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 67%. Around 41% of accepted students are men, and 59% are women.

Approximately 80% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,818 a year. The student loan default rate of 5.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,500 during the early-career years.

#15

Sinte Gleska University

Mission, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
18 Yearly Degrees
$3,154 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 484 undergraduates at Sinte Gleska University, of which 176 are full-time, and there are 549 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at Sinte Gleska University is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $14,200 during the early-career years.

#16

Presentation College

Aberdeen, South Dakota
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
16 Yearly Degrees
$21,375 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Presentation College is 584, of which 558 students are undergraduates and of those, 359 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 58% are men and 42% are women.

Roughly 79% of students at Presentation College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,088 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.1% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Presentation College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#17

Sisseton Wahpeton College

Sisseton, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
7 Yearly Degrees
$4,510 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 119 students at Sisseton Wahpeton College in total, 84 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Students who graduate from Sisseton Wahpeton College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $13,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#18

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City, South Dakota
Public Public vs. Private
0 Yearly Degrees
$10,770 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is 2,525, of which 2,202 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,870 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 15 to 1.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 76% of accepted students are men, and 24% are women.

Roughly 62% of students at SD Mines take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,770 a year. SD Mines has a 3.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from SD Mines with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $53,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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